International Field Geosciences Dual

Bachelor of Science - International Field Geosciences Dual

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 100-107

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: This degree is designed specifically for students who seek to combine a rigorous education in the Geosciences with a yearlong international Geosciences experience and an emphasis on field-based learning. It requires attending classes and living overseas. For students who satisfy all degree requirements, a B.S. degree in International Field Geosciences will be awarded by The University of Montana and a second B.S. degree in International Field Geosciences will be awarded by the University of Potsdam. The degree requirements specified below pertain both to UM-based and Potsdam-based students seeking their UM diploma. Potsdam-based students are eligible to satisfy any of the following specific requirements through credits that are transferred from the University of Potsdam and approved as equivalent by the UM Geosciences undergraduate advisors.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Lower-Division Core

8

Upper-Division Core

12

Degree Electives

17

Physics

10

Chemistry

8-10

Math

7-8

Computer Science

3-4

Language Requirement

8

Overseas Coursework

27-30

Total Hours

100-107


Lower-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 101N

Introduction to Physical Geology

3

GEO 102N

Introduction to Physical Geology Lab

1

GEO 201

Geologic Evolution of North America

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 302

Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy

4

GEO 315

Structural Geology

4

GEO 318

Earth's Changing Climate

4

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Degree Electives

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 17 credits of the following courses:

17

GEO 305

Igneous & Metamorph Petrology

GEO 309

Sedimentation/Stratigraphy

GEO 311

Paleobiology

GEO 320

Global Water

GEO 327

Geochemistry

GEO 420

Hydrogeology

GEO 433

Global Tectonics

GEO 460

Process Geomorphology

GEO 491

Special Topics

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

4-5

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

Total Hours

4-5

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Math

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 171

Calculus I

4

M 172

Calculus II

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Computer Science

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Language Requirement

Rule: UM outgoing students must complete the following language sequence (the "test out provision" applies as administered by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures).

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GRMN 101

Elementary German I

4

GRMN 102

Elementary German II

4

Total Hours

8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Overseas Coursework

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following courses and field work at the University of Potsdam:

27-30

Complete one of the following field courses run by the University of Potsdam:

BP 15 (Field Course - France)

BW01 (Field Course - Norway)

BW02 (field Course - Alps)

Complete 4 of the following courses offered by the University of Potsdam:

Regional Geology

Paleoclimate @ Quaternary Geology

Analysis of Geologic Maps

Analytic Geochemistry

Natural Hazards

Tectonophysics & Rheology

Seismology

Seismics

Geoelectrics

Sedimentary Systems & Stratigrahic Geomorphology

Tectonics and Geodynamics

Complete 2 additional cognate science courses at the University of Potsdam

Total Hours

27-30

Minimum Required Grade: C-